Galva-Holstein/Schaller-Crestland "continues to play solid softball but isn't getting the job done to get victories," said their coach, Scott Phelps, following a 5-1 defeat by Westwood in conference play at Sloan on Friday.
Taking the loss on the mound was Dana Hustedt , who gave up seven hits and three earned runs, with four walks and no strikeouts. GHSC just couldn't get the bats going as they only had three hits - one apiece from Brea Slaybaugh, Brittany Ridder and Dana Hustedt. "We hit the ball hard." said Phelps, "but they were all right at their fielders and we just couldn't anything started. "
The loss put the Lady Pirates' mark at 17-10 overall and 9-6 in the Western Valley Conference.
GHSC traveled to Alta to play in the Alta tournament on Saturday, and went 1-1 on the day, opening up with a 6-5 loss to Alta in the first game and then defeating Aurelia 12-0 in four innings in the second game. In game one againist a tough Alta squad, Jaime Christensen took the loss, pitching 6 1/3 innings and giving up eight hits with no walks and two strikeouts as Alta scored the winning run in the bottom of the 7th inning. Three of the Cyclone runs were unearned.
Brea Slaybaugh went 3-4 at the plate for the Lady Pirates, with one run scored and a stolen base; Roxanne Grundmeier went 2-4 with an RBI; Emily Schiernbeck went 3-3 with a double, and Brooke Wiese was 2-4 with two RBI.
In game two Saturday, against a very young Aurelia squad, GHSC got the bats going and also got some strong pitching from Jaime Christensen, who picked up the win on the mound, going all four innings and not giving up any hits, with no walks and four strikeouts.
Leading the way at the plate for GHSC were Heather Joslin, who went 2-3 with two doubles and two 2 RBI; Roxanne Grundmeier, who went 2-2 with three runs scored; Emily Schiernbeck, who went 1-2 with two RBI; Michaela Else, who went 1-3 with three RBI; Sydney Shell, who went 1-1 with a double and an RBI; and Dana Hustedt, who went 1-3 with a double and two RBI. GHSC is now 18-11 on the season.
"The coaches were happy the way our kids hit the ball all day, as we totaled 10 hits in each game, but (we were) disappointed that we couldn't finished off the game againist Alta, and how our defense let us down," summarized Phelps.